Getters (it's a word today) get. They get up every morning and say, 'World, today you're my bitch,' then they go out and get it. There are no thoughts of what does the world owe me, but what does the world hold for me to go out and get. Getters may or may not be spotlighters (also a word), center-of-attentioners, or the like. Getters get because they know what they want and despite adversity they figure out how they're going to get it.
Takers (we all know them) wait. They wait until someone else does the work then they swoop in and snatch it away. Many times takers take credit, adoration, appreciation, and attention away from getters. Takers are the parasites of the world. They are the brats. The cry babies. The poor-meers. Takers wake up (at some point, but likely mid-morning) and say, 'World, what have you done for me lately?'
Don't be a taker. Those guys are assholes. Go out and grab life up by the short and curlies. Hop on, hold on, and carry on. This is your life - get it. Taking is for losers.